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Research and Instruction Services

A team of faculty research and instruction librarians specializing in information science and diverse subject areas provides information, instruction, and guidance on retrieving all types of information. We help with the use of all library resources and technology, while promoting information literacy and enabling lifelong learning. We serve the MSU community, the citizens of Montana, and others. Talk with us at the Research Center Desk (located on the first floor of the Renne Library) or contact us via telephone, text, email, chat, IM, or by appointment.

Instructional Services

Collaborate with librarians to improve your or your students' research and information skills. The Libraries provides a wide range of instructional services to help you and your students. We offer instruction sessions to help students learn to use library resources. Sessions introduce students to library databases, library research, source evaluation, as well as in-depth instruction for advanced users. For more, see the library instruction mission statement.

Contact us now!

Phone: 1-406-994-3171

Send a Question via Email

Text Us! Send question to 1-406-219-1060. See details.

Make an Appointment for a RAP (Research Assistance Program)

Instant Messaging:

Come in: The Research Center Desk is on the main floor of the Library

Fax: 406-994-2851 (Attn: Reference)

Mail: MSU Library Research Center Desk
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320

Services in the Reference Area

  • Live, one-on-one personalized assistance at the Research Center Desk and through our Research Assistance Program
  • Computers with access to Internet and all online library resources, along with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and access to student Z drives
  • Laser printers (250 free pages each semester on your Cat Card)
  • The latest dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, handbooks, atlases, and many other print sources for statistical, bibliographic, and background information

Who are we?

See our list of research and instruction librarians